Advancing public goods

The studies cover topics in the conceptualization, classification and stratification of public goods. Also examined are public institutional design, global economic institutions and partnership typologies. Individual papers address the financing, regulatory, organizational and legal aspects relating...

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Main Author: Touffut, Jean-Philippe
Corporate Authors: Cournot Centre for Economic Studies Conference ( 2003, Paris, France), Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar c2006
Series:Cournot Centre for Economic Studies series
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The studies cover topics in the conceptualization, classification and stratification of public goods. Also examined are public institutional design, global economic institutions and partnership typologies. Individual papers address the financing, regulatory, organizational and legal aspects relating to services of general interest in Europe. The dynamics of global public good production, including monopolies, patents, scientific uncertainty and market failures, are discussed. Empirical research on the state, profit and non-profit sectors is presented. Providing numerous examples of specific public goods, the contributions also highlight the impact of macroeconomic policies on provision. The book presents a broad diversity of new approaches to global public goods within the framework of mixed economies, beyond the standard economic analysis of public services
1. Public goods : a positive analysis / Inge Kaul -- 2. For-profit, state and non-profit : how to cut the pie among the three sectors / Avner Ben-Ner -- 3. Services of general interest in a competitive multinational space / Philippe Herzog -- 4. Funding public services in Europe : state banks or public-private partnerships (PPPs)? / Patrick Artus -- 5. New public institutional design / Xavier Greffe -- 6. Knowledge as global public good : production conditions and preconditions / Claude Henry -- 7. Global public goods and global finance : does global governance ensure that the global public interest is served? / Joseph E. Stiglitz
Physical Description:xiii, 170 p ill
ISBN:1845427181
184542719X
9781845427184
9781845427191
9781847201843